Gentlemen, start your graphics cards…
Today sees the launch of Square Enix’ spellbound epic Forspoken, which is available to purchase now on PS5 and PC platforms — In addition, a new blog post by developer Luminous Productions has announced that a PC demo will launch later today on Steam, Epic Games Store, and Microsoft Store.
The Forspoken demo will give PC users the opportunity to check out Forspoken‘s effect-laden magic adventure for themselves, allowing those on the fence from a technical standpoint to see whether their rig matches up to the game’s meaty visuals. Having played the title on PS5, I initially struggled to see why the PC specifications seemed so lofty. Upon reaching several of the game’s boss encounters, (particularly the impressive “Tanta” battles), it became quite clear that Forspoken would be pretty greedy on the ol’ GFX. I don’t think my Radeon x700 is going to get the job done.
Forspoken follows the story of Frey Holland, a troubled street kid who finds herself plucked from the streets of Hell’s Kitchen and deposited in Athia, a fantasy world under siege from a smothering corruption known as “The Break”. Bound with a sentient vanbrace dubbed “Cuff”. This original odd cuffle ventures through Athia’s huge open world, hoping to challenge its founders, restore the land, and get our girl back home to her beloved moggie, Homer.
Forspoken launches today on PS5 and PC. You can check out our review for the new title right here.